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and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. >>> this morning on "early today," israeli military forces macing near the palestinian border. show of force or ground invasion ahead. >>> a texas tragedy as a train slams into a parade float carrying veterans and their families. >>> and former cia director david petraeus faces the fire in this benghazi terror attack. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and the world is holding its breath this morning as tensions in the middle east reach a boiling point. this, after days of fierce fighting between israel and gaza millitanlts. an attempt at a brief cease fire was unsuccessful this morning as palestinians unleashed a fresh round of air attacks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> the past 24 hours israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> well, nbc's martin fletc
bill karins has details for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> as far as the snow goes, that's at the highest of elevations where no one lives. the only areas that will get the snow is possibly to the south in the central cascades. it's really the rainfall that's the big concern, the amount that's going to go into these rivers basins. as they accumulate and it continues to rain over the weekend, we're going to have flooding concerns. this morning we're soaked right now. the heaviest rains have shifted into the mountains. it's still raining pretty good. san francisco to san jose, a continuous steady rain out there. the real downpours have moved towards yuba city. this storm system is one piece of it. you can see the plume coming into california. there's another piece behind that has to kick through on saturday. it doesn't look like until monday, lynn, this area will have a dry day. major concerns especially in northern california at this point. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> elsewhere today, the first of the two grand prize powerball winners will come forward to reveal themselve
rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> nbc's martin fletcher is live for us in tel aviv. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat. last night 16,000 israeli reserve soldiers were called up. they've called up half of that number of 30,000. they're moving south of where the army is moving south of the border. they're moving down tanks, armored personnel carriers. among those reserve soldiers called up also included officers and soldiers who are experienced specialty is dealing with enemy civilian population. yet another hint that an israeli ground invasion is very much on the curb. it's not been ordered. there was a cease fire briefly in gaza this morning because the egyptian prime minister have been visiting gaza on the one hand as a show of support for the palestinians. they're also trying to encourage hamas to have a cease fire. already this morning there's been 85 rocket attacks by israel against palestinian targets in 45 minutes. that was a heck of a 45 minutes targeting mostly underground rocket launching sites. israel ha
on thanksgiving, including legendary actor dick van dyke. >> every year there are more and more families. used to be a bunch of old derelicts like me, and now a lot of families and a lot kids and they're getting more and more of them every year so we're hoping things look up. this makes my holiday for me. you've got a lot of love here. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 23rd, 2012. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. it is a black day across america, and retailers couldn't be happier. if you thought last year's black friday was insane, it is even crazier this year and that's because sale-driven shoppers who gave up part or all of their thanksgiving to camp out for hours weren't just waiting around for specials today. after testing the waters last year, more and more big name stores like target, toys"r"us and walmart opened their doors last night, some as early as 8:00 p.m. >>> it's more than a stunt. the door busting deals are a life line for the brick and mortar businesses banking on the nearly one in five holiday shoppers who they say will take full a
an assessment about what intervention in syria might require. the pentagon says a u.s. military effort to seize the stockpile of chemical weapons require upward of 75,000 troops and the "times" reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah have set up training camps near the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flat bed trailer with chairs for each of the veterans. in addition to the four deaths, others were injured. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply saddened. the ntsb is sending a team to midland to investigate. >
and gaza. nbc's chapman bell joins us on the phone now from tel aviv. chapman, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, lynn. at this point this bus attack is being described as a terrorist attack. it says it has all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack, but it is not a suicide bomber that police officials can confirm. it seems explosives were placed on a bus in tel aviv. this is the first bus blast in israel since 2004, the last one being on a bus in the southern israeli city of bare shea but near gaza. if this is connected to the current conflicted, there's no confirmation at this point that it is, but this would show a change in tactics from the current tactics being used which is rocket launches from gaza into israel. this comes as secretary of state hillary clinton is here trying to negotiate a ceasefire. she and other senior diplomats from around the world, u.n. secretary ban ki moon as well, trying to come to an agreement. this occurs just when people were thinking a ceasefire could be in the cards. so if this is connected, this could potentially make a ceasefi
the first visit by a sitting u.s. president, mr. obama pledged that the u.s. will be friends with any nation that respects its people's rights and international law. nbc political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. the president was only here on the ground for 12 hours, the first american president to visit myanmar, the country formerly known as burma. he was greeted by a sea of locals. some of it was spontaneous, some very organized. school-aged children in school uniforms waved the american flag and the myanmar flag. the president met with the official leadership here, played tourist, visiting a famous buddhist attraction here, a 2,000-year-old temple. he also went to aung san suu kyi's house, democracy activist who was under house arrest here in this country for years. the president went to her house, had a few words with her. but the centerpiece of his visit was a speech at yangon university where he laid out the case for why he's here, why he thinks myanmar can still be
us live from tel aviv, israel, with those details. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. the cease-fire went into effect 9:00 in the evening last night. that's 17 hours ago. and so far, so good. there were two early this morning sirens in the south of israel, warning sirens of rockets. turned out, they were just false alarms, though, so it is holding for the time being. and also, the israeli army has just given orders about an hour or two ago for the first of the army reserve soldiers that it called up for a possible ground invasion of gaza. 30,000 reserve soldiers were called up. the first of those have been given orders now that they can return to their homes and to their jobs, and at the same time, they're keeping others on duty because there's still a great amount of skepticism about whether the cease-fire will hold. they hope that it will, of course, but some skepticism, so much so, for instance, that the schools of the area, all schools have been closed within a 40-kilometer distance of gaza for the last week. all of the kids staying at home, many of
the teachings of anwar al-awlaki, that's the al qaeda point man in yemen killed by the u.s. >>> after weeks of pressure following the deadly consulate attack in benghazi white house and intelligence officials are denying charges of whitewashing the true details in order to protect president obama before the election. top intelligence officials tell nbc news they knew it was a terrorist attack from the start but that it could also have been spontaneous and they say it was the intelligence community, not the white house, that wrote the unclassified talking points delivered by ambassador susan rice six days after the attack. meanwhile, 97 house republicans have signed a letter to the president opposing rice's potential nomination as secretary of state. >>> all right. now for look at the weather and details of a storm that could affect your holiday travel. >> anyone trying to travel yesterday in oregon and washington state, it wasn't pretty. not much better this morning either. we knew this was going to be a big storm. it was very impressive yesterday. 100-mile-per-hour wind gusts on the coastl
'll be talking about details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the controversy over u.n. ambassador susan rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday president obama in his first news conference since re-election exploded at republican finger pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> earlier sense tore mccain and graham vowed to stop her confirmation. >> i don't trust her. the reason i don't trust her. is i think she knew better. >> we will do whatever is necessary to stop the nomination. >>> back to petraeus. t"the wall street journal" says he was already at odds with james clapper after the cia wanted them to fight back publicly for its role in benghazi. we do have new details on the personal scandal that has enveloped petraeus a
'll be discussing details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that resulted in the death of ambassador christopher stevens and three others. >>> also, the controversy over u.n. ambassador susan rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday, president obama, in his first news conference since re-election, exploded at republican finger-pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had receive d, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> earlier, senators mccain and graham slammed rice, vowing to stop her rumored nomination as secretary of state. >> i don't trust her, and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> well, back to petraeus, the "wal
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